Springbok coach Jacques Ninaber has named a 34-man squad for the Australian Rugby Championship stage.
Ninaber said the away team is in line with the standard Rugby World Cup away team. The coach says he believes the squad selected was the right group of players to achieve what his side set out to do in the two Tests against the Australian Wallabies.
The team combines a young squad with experienced players. Uncapped Cannon Moody has been called up for his first tour with the national team. Moody was selected as utility back after a suspension passed to wing Kurt-Lee Arendse for a dangerous tackle.
“We are also excited to see how Cannon settles in over the next few weeks and how he adapts to our structures and systems, and we believe he has the skills to replace Kurt-Lee and Cheslin,” Ninaber says.
Kanan Moody has been called up to the Springbok squad 💪#TrueToTheBlue pic.twitter.com/UEhIiVSx7n
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Rugby Championship matches will be held in Adelaide on August 27 and in Sydney on August 3rd September.
✈️ Bok squad announced – 34 players to travel to Australia to face Wallabies in head-to-head match #CastleRugbyChampionship Tests: https://t.co/29MeTjOvEe#StrongerTogether #StrongerForever pic.twitter.com/yzRJdfSlmU
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Springbok away team at the Championship:
Props: Steven Kitsgoff (DHL Stormers), Vincent Koch (Wasps), Frans Mahlerb (DHL Stormers), Ox Nche (Cell C Sharks), Trevor Nyakan (Racing 92)
Prostitutes: Joseph Dweba (DHL Stormers), Malcolm Marks (Kubota Spears)
Locks: Eben Etzebet (Cell C Sharks), Lud de Jager (Wild Knights), Salman Moerat (DHL Stormers)
Free forwards: Peter-Steph du Toit (Toyota Verblitz), Sia Kolisi (Cell C Sharks), Elri Luw (Vodacom Bulls), Quagga Smith (Shizuoka Blue Revs), Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers), Duane Vermeulen (Ulster)
Utility forward: Deon Fourie (DHL Stormers), Franco Mostert (Honda Heat)
Scrumhalves: Faf de Klerk (Canon Eagles), Jayden Hendricks (Cell C Sharks), Herschel Yanties (DHL Stormers), Kobus Reinach (Montpellier)
Fly halves: Elton Jantjis (NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes), Handre Pollard (Leicester Tigers)
Midfielders: Lujano Am (Cell C Sharks), Damian de Allende (Wild Knights), Andre Osterhuizen (Harlequins)
External Backs: Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks), Willy Le Roux (Toyota Verblitz), Conan Moody (Vodacom Bulls), Warrick Gelant (Racing 92)
Useful backs: Damian Willems (DHL Stormers), Jesse Krill (Canon Eagles), Frans Steyn (Toyota Cheetahs)